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Thursday, April 14, 2011

English Muffins

A few weeks back I saw Sherimiya ♥ of Happy Little Bento made some English muffins and she posted some photos on twitter. I was impressed, because I really didn't have any idea how you made them and hers looked perfect. She even made a tiny one for her "mini" bento series. Then I saw a good friend of mine Kristy of My Little Space made some as well, and of course hers looks beautiful as all her baked goods do. So with the example and encouragement of my fellow bloggers I gave it a shot.

In the bread machine:

1 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
Select the dough cycle.

When dough is ready take it out of bread machine and onto a work surface dusted with cornmeal, press, and spread out to about 1/2 inch thick. With a english muffin cutter....hehe... or you can use an empty tuna tin with both ends cut out and washed (of course) cut and place on cookie sheet or tray also sprinkled with cornmeal. I didn't have a cutter or tuna tin, so I ended up using a large mug to cut the muffins. I also made some tiny muffins for a bento.

Let them rest for 20 minutes, I covered mine with a light linen cloth.

On a large flat skillet or griddle on medium heat cook the muffins 5 to 7 minutes on each side. You will see the familiar golden color of english muffins.

I like the way they turned out, not too many "nooks and crannies" (you can find a recipe from Alton Brown on Food Network for ones that has all thoses nooks and crannies if that's the way you like your english muffin)...and I do apologize for my camera...I couldn't get the focus to work, it might be done for good on any close up shot.

They toast up nice and crisp on the outside, soft and tender on the inside...

...and holds up well to jam and almond butter.

All in all I was very happy with how easy they were to make and how good they were. The next morning I made egg and cheese sandwiches for all three of us before school and work. (didn't get a photo of that) I will definitely make them again, you won't want to buy pre-made ones again! I want to try english muffin toasting bread next! (I'll let you know)

I just wasn't happy with the photos that darn camera! A new camera is long over due...I just keep paying the bills with my camera money! :(
On a happy note I want to share some new artwork of the kids at school
I love all the colors they use. It makes me smile!


  1. I love English muffins!!! are yummy and these look amazing!. Love the kids dras! gloria

  2. They look absolutely perfect!

  3. Your English muffins came out beautifully Lyndsey. I've never made them before, but keep wanting to. I'm so glad you posted a bread machine recipe. I'm going to try these, thanks!

  4. I have always ordered the English muffins from McDonald's because I think they taste great! These muffins of yours look delicious especially the toasted one:) I should try making some for myself too!

  5. ya, I also bookmarked this recipe, must make this soon. Nice sharing. Have a nice weekend ahead.

  6. Yahoooo... congrats! You've finally gave it a go. ha... See, how fast & easy it is, right? I am loving them. Will never had enough of them. My girl also loves it very much with her egg sandwiches.
    Frankly, those drawings are real beautiful especially in colour tone except the elephant body! haha... These are cool kids.
    Hope you're having a great day and forget about the new camera for awhile. :o)
    Blessings, Kristy

  7. And thanks very much for mentioning ME! ^_^

  8. Gloria, thanks so much that means a lot to me!

    Maria, you're so kind! Have a great weekend.

    Brenda, Thanks, you gotta try them, with the bread machine there is no excuse not to make these! :D

    Jeannie, I couldn't believe they were so easy and I haven't made them before! Try them, you won't want to buy pre-made again.

    Sonia, at least it's an easy one to get off your "must do" list :D

    Kristy, Thanks, you're the best! I have been wanting to bake more, and with your encouragement you have me believing I can do it!
    I couldn't resist taking pics of the kids work, I get to see these hanging in the hall every morning when I walk to the cafeteria for my morning breakfast duty! A good way to start the day!

  9. Oooh! I've always wanted to make English muffins. Now you've inspired me :)

  10. Oh wow, homemade english muffins. That's awesome! Now I need to buy another bread maker for sure. But I'm pretty sure my bread maker money keeps going towards bill too (and gas for my car). Funny how that happens huh? :)

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. It is one I definately want to try soon.

  11. Beautiful muffins! I really love that speciality.



  12. Delightful! These look so pretty, Lyndsey...very impressed. Love the children's art, too--joyful colors!

    Have a really great weekend, my friend!

  13. I ma so excited; We love English muffins and I use my bread machine all the time. Had now idea I could make this;wow!

  14. These look so good!! The drawings are so sweet.

  15. I just always buy them...but I bet the fresh ones are so much better.

  16. Sassy, yes go for it!

    Katrina, My bread machine is so old, the store I bought it at has closed and I think two other stores has gone in that space since. It has been in storage and I pulled it out and started using the dough cycle. I like it much better for that.

    Rosa, it's so special when you can make it at home.

    Jenn (Bentobird)- thanks, I love it when I discover goodies that you can easily make at home and have it fresh when you want it! The kids artwork is great, I enjoy it.

    Rita, that's great! Can't wait to see yours!

    Belinda, thanks, nothing like artwork that makes you smile! :)

    Bo -Yeah I did too! and they do taste better fresh. My daughter had to eat one still warm.

  17. your English muffins look perfect love that about blogging gets us to have fun and cook new things and wow love the art work :-)

  18. I want to make these this weekend - delicious! Just love the weather we've been having :-)

  19. I have absolutely got to try these. I tried making English muffins once before but something went wrong and it was a disaster. Must get back into the kitchen and try again. These look so good!
    *kisses* HH

  20. Your English muffins are absolutely delicious a must try for me!

  21. wah....beautiful dear....good to know this awesome recipe..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  22. Those muffins do sound very easy to make, especially with the bread machine. I have not made English muffins and it is time for me to make some. Cute pictures from school :)

  23. Your English muffins looks delicious!!!

  24. looking delicious ! i also saw kristy made hers no too long ago, i must try to make these too some day.

  25. I posted English Muffins a few days back and am in love with these baked goodies. Your look lovely!

  26. English muffins are great for so many things, thanks for sharing! Just found your blog and am a new follower!
    - Jessica @

  27. Oh, oh, oh. Skipping and hopping I am............cause you make it seem so easy. I almost always bring back English muffins on our UK trips! I like, very much!

  28. Rebecca, - I like that about blogging too!

    HH, - I hope you try it and they work!

    alwayswinner786 - thanks hope you do.

    Jay - thank you dear.

    Biren - I didn't think it would be that easy.

    Nutmeg Nanny - thank you

    lena - yes, Kristy really motivates me to try things.

    sanjeeta kk - I'll have to check your english muffins out...great minds...

    cajunlicious - Thanks, I'll be sure to visit your space.

    K Butterfly - Ha! Trust me it was that easy...of course I use the bread machine because I don't have a stand mixer or dough blade or really the room. The hardest part was finding what to cut them with :D

  29. that artwork is adorable! and your english muffins look perfect to me! I may have to try my hand at them too. :)


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